Patriotic Fourth of July Treats

2-10 servings
40 min

The Fourth of July is a huge celebration in most families, where food and fun come together. There are lots of recipes out there featuring everything from snacks to full meals all with the patriotic theme.

Here are three that are a little different but delicious that you may want to try for your celebration.

Pop It Candy Bark

Using a star shaped fidget toy, you can create this patriotic candy treat

Watermelon Caprese Salad

This light and refreshing twist on a Caprese salad is so delicious

Blueberry and Strawberry Hand Pies

Using prepackaged puffed pastry, these sweet pies are a great on-the-go treat.

Patriotic Fourth of July Treats
Recipe details
  • 2-10  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients
Pop It Candy Bark
  • Star shaped Pop It fidget toy
  • White melting chocolate
  • Various patriotic candies
Watermelon Caprese Salad
  • 1/2 red seedless watermelon, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 loose cup baby arugula
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic glaze
Blueberry and Strawberry Hand Pies
  • Pre-packaged puffed pastry
  • For the strawberry filling:
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered lengthwise (thaw first if frozen)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the blueberry filling:
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (thaw first, if frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar
Instructions
Pop-It Candy Bark
Clean Pop It toy thoroughly
Melt, white chocolate according to package directions
Place candies of your choosing into the holes of the toy
Pour melted chocolate over top, covering all of the candies
Sprinkle with candies
Allow to dry
Break apart and enjoy
Watermelon Caprese Salad
Use a 4-inch star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out an equal number of stars
Arrange the watermelon on a platter
Layer with cheese then arugula
Top with a final star
Drizzle each with balsamic glaze and serve.
Blueberry and Strawberry Hand Pies
Preheat oven to 350F°F.
Unroll the dough.
Use large and small star-shaped cookie cutters to cut even numbers for the hand pies.
Place the 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries in a pot, along with the sugar, butter and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir continuously, for 8 minutes.
In a separate pot, combine the blueberries, sugar, butter and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir continuously, for 8 minutes.
Remove both pots from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Spoon small amounts of the filling (the amount will depend on the size of your pies) into the center of half of the cut-outs and then sandwich a clean cut-out overtop. Leave enough space around the edges of the stars to seal.
Using a fork, seal the sides together completely.
Place hand pies on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden.
When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Tips
  • You can also top the watermelon salad with olive oil and salt
Alicia W
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